University Faculty and Staff

NCSU Campus Specialists:

Greg Cope, Professor, Applied Ecology, Coordinator – NC State Agromedicine Program

Phone: (919) 515-5296
Fax: (919) 515-5327

Dr. Cope is the Extension Leader and the Agromedicine Program Coordinator at NCSU.  Greg works on campus as a professor while also completing research geared toward the conservation, management, and recovery of native freshwater mollusks and fish species.  Contact Greg for questions about aquatic pollutants, pesticides and other toxic substances.


Grant Ellington

Grant Ellington, Extension Associate Professor, Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Phone: (919) 515-6793
Fax:  (919) 515-6772

Dr. Ellington is a professional engineer and an associate professor at NC State University. Grant also serves as an Extension Specialist and researcher focused on improving the efficiency of machinery and other technology used to produce flue-cured tobacco.  Reach out to Grant for information about agricultural engineering and farm equipment.


Catherine LePrevost, Teaching Assistant Professor, Applied Ecology

Phone: (919) 515-2276
Fax: (919) 515-5327

Dr. LePrevost is the Extension specialist in Agromedicine.  Her office is on the NCSU campus, but Catherine’s research pulls her into rural and agricultural communities across North Carolina.  Her work emphasizes farmworker health and the importance of community healthcare workers to the agricultural workforce.  Contact Catherine if you have questions about farmworker resources, community-based healthcare, or other health-related resources for rural communities.

Alyssa Spence

Alyssa Spence, Area-Specialized Agent, Farm Safety and Health

Phone: (828) 380-1327
Fax: (252) 527-1290

Alyssa is an Extension agent that specializes in the agromedicine, farm safety and health.  She is stationed in Lenoir County and focuses on communities in eastern North Carolina.  Alyssa works to train county agents, farmers, farmworkers and youth on relevant safety and health topics to help keep people safe while engaging in agriculture. Contact Alyssa to set up a safety training, youth safety event, or to connect you with other farm safety and health experts.

ECU Campus Specialists:

Robin Tutor Marcom, EdD,MPH, OTR/L

Robin Tutor-Marcom, NC Agromedicine Institute Director

Phone: (252) 744-1045
Fax: 252-744-1009

The NC Agromedicine Institute works with a wide variety of agricultural stakeholders to promote the health and well-being of farmers, fishermen and foresters across North Carolina.  Dr. Marcom oversees the many different programs offered through the Institute. Robin emphasizes total farmer health by encouraging farmers to take care of their body and mind by offering solutions to help alleviate farm stress. Contact Robin to learn more about the services offered at the Institute.


LaMarr Grafft

LaMar Grafft, NC Agromedicine Institute Associate Director

Phone: (252) 744-9542
Fax: 252-744-1009

As a former farmer, paramedic and Extension agent in Iowa, LaMar has a wealth of agricultural knowledge and practical experiences.  He offers a wide variety of safety programs through the NCAI, but specializes in agricultural trauma, machinery safety, and grain bin safety. Contact LaMar if you need to set up a safety training for your local EMS, farm, or any other agriculturally-related business.


Ms. Wilburn

Jessica Wilburn, AgriSafeNC Nurse Coordinator

Phone: (252) 744-1008
Fax: 252-744-1009

As a farmer and a certified Nurse Practitioner, Jessica is boots on the ground with AgriSafe-NC.  She works with other nurses to offer healthcare services to farmers across the state.  Some of these services include respirator fit-testing, spirometry, basic health screenings and more. Contact Jessica if you’d like to set-up a health-screening event for farmers or farmworkers in your area.

NCA&T Campus Specialists

TBA, NC AgrAbility Director/Coordinator–NCA&T Agromedicine Program